Marion Webb has been writing about health care issues for nearly two decades as a full-time reporter and freelancer. As the senior business reporter for the San Diego Business Journal, Marion covered new medical innovations at San Diego’s top-ranking research institutions and the medical device and life sciences industry for nearly eight years. She’s also been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles County Medical Association’s Physician Magazine and Physicians News Network focusing on new technologies, practice management, reimbursement and other trendy issues relevant to physician practices and their ability to succeed. She remains fascinated by the ever-growing numbers of innovative products coming out of the medtech sector, from potentially life-saving devices to help treat patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to medical care to breakthrough technologies that benefit mankind. Marion earned her BA in communications from UC San Diego and continues to enjoy an active lifestyle in San Diego.
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Abbott signed a deal with Tandem Diabetes Care to develop diabetes solutions to combine Abbott's glucose-sensing technology with Tandem's insulin delivery systems.
Abbott signed a deal with Omada Health to integrate Abbott's FreeStyle Libre with Omada's health coaching platform.
Robotic systems took center stage at this year's annual spine society meeting in Chicago. NuVasive unveiled its new Pulse robotic spine surgery system with several differentiating features. Globus Medical showcased a new imaging platform and Interbody module.
TCT 2019: Evolve Short DAPT And Model U-SUS Study Show Short DAPT Was Comparable To Longer-Term DAPT
Data from two studies that looked at the safety of three-months dual antiplatelet therapy versus longer-term DAPT therapy, presented on 26 September at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in San Francisco, showed non-inferiority for short-term DAPT.
Abbott won US FDA approval for its Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulator. The device offers lower-dose and recharge-free neurostimulation for patients with chronic pain with a battery life for up to 10 years.
In October, health IT startup LifePod will debut its proactive voice-assistant device for caregivers to help improve care of the elderly. The device differs from other voice services by including a proactive dialogue to remind the aging person of appointments, events and medications, and gives caregivers real-time feedback on how well patients are doing.